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New PPE guidance for NHS teams

Updated rules reflect changing threat

Student nurses willing to help NHS but need proper support, says UNISON

Paid placements are key to support but training must continue

Coronavirus guidance for NHS trusts and health staff published

Advice published to reassure staff and public but alert them on need for vigilance

Lords must help stop hundreds of millions of pounds leaving the NHS

Government apprenticeship levy scheme is failing the health service

NHS still has huge task ahead on race, says UNISON

Bullying, harassment and abuse are a disgrace

New low in A&E performance shows NHS needs urgent treatment

System struggling to cope even in a mild winter

Grant reversal not enough on its own to boost student nursing numbers

The government must abolish tuition fees

Register increase good news, but hard line on immigration could damage numbers

Rise still leaves the NHS short of what’s needed

UNISON member wins top health heroes award

Pauline Symington is a neonatal ward assistant at Ulster Hospital and won the popular vote after being nominated by her colleagues

Critical incident shows hospitals are ‘creaking at the seams’, says UNISON

Nottingham emergency highlights pressures across the NHS

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HCPC fee rethink shows effectiveness of campaign

Review must back more modest increase

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‘Cocktail of calamities’ pushing people into A&E

Responding to the Care Quality Commission’s annual state of care report published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “There’s not enough funding for social care, and out of hours support and NHS 111 are a mess. “This cocktail of calamities is pushing people into A&E who shouldn’t be there, with patients and staff the […]

Health and social care ‘on its knees’

Report highlights devastating impact of short-term planning and long-term underinvestment in health and social care

Healthcare staff should be encouraged rather than coerced into flu jab

Forcing workers could be counter-productive

Proposals could protect the NHS from a no-deal Brexit

It’s time to draw a line under a system that continually wastes time and money